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Four Plants Your Cat Might Love

Learn about valerian root, honeysuckle, silver vine, and catnip and their effects on cats.

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What Does Catnip Do to Cats? Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

Catnip is truly an amazing plant! Find out more about how it works, the best ways to use it, and what you might be able to use instead if you have a cat who's not interested in catnip.

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Honeysuckle: An Alternative to Catnip

Not all cats react to catnip, but there is an alternative you can try. Honeysuckle causes many of the same effects in cats as catnip does.

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